Steps to Study Abroad
We are thrilled you are interested in pursuing an international experience with Morehouse College. Follow these steps to get started on your path abroad.
- Research the program options. Things to consider as you research:
- When do you want to go abroad, and how long do you want to be abroad?
- What do you want to study while you are abroad?
- Where do you want to go abroad?
- Cost of program
- Model of program - faculty-led or provider?
- Language skills needed
- Other personal, academic, or professional reasons
- Contact the faculty-leader or staff advisor for the program(s) if you still have questions after carefully reviewing the program information provided on the website.
- Discuss your interest in study abroad with your family or other important people in your life.
- Start your study abroad research up to a year in advance of when you wish to go abroad. Studying abroad requires planning and preparation and it cannot be done at the last minute. It is never too soon to start thinking about study abroad!
- Be sure to maintain a strong GPA. Most programs require at least a 2.5 GPA for consideration (All Morehouse students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA to participate in a study abroad program).
- Students may not select or apply to direct semester-long study abroad programs that are not on the College's approved list (see Program Offerings tab for more information). Our direct semester-long approved list consists of programs with a total cost of $17,000 or less.
- Be sure you complete all application requirements thoroughly and accurately. You can review an instructional guide for searching programs and completing an application, here.
- Meet all stated deadlines. Don't wait until the last minute to begin your application.
- Plan your budget. See sample budgeting tools, ISEP Direct Program Budgeting Template and ISEP Exchange Program Budgeting Template.
- Some programs enroll on a first-come-first-served basis - just one more reason to start planning early!